Problem of space


New Member
Dec 30, 2018
A client have a Proxmox server
A VM have WordPress but hacked
The SSH is broken
I try a restore
qmrestore vzdump-openvz-121-2017_03_12-03_09_16.tar.gz 121 -force
but this is the result :
closing file '/var/log/pve/tasks/active.tmp.902077' failed - No space left on device

How can I resolve the problem ?
I think the VM but I change the DD from 4 to Go and the same problem
I don't know how check the Proxmox statut
I have a line VM that seem full 19/19Go
and an other line LOCAL 286Mo/1780Mo

How change the possibility for the line VM ?
Is this a VM or a Container? Judging from the name of the backup file this looks like an OpenVZ Container -which BTW is not supported anymore in the newer Proxmox versions- so I'm assuming you have an older version. If it's a container the command 'qmrestore' wouldn't work. Depending on your current Proxmox version, the method of restoring the container might differ.

What are the outputs of the following commands?

pveversion -v
lvs -a
sda 8:0 0 1.8T 0 disk
├─sda1 8:1 0 1004.5K 0 part
├─sda2 8:2 0 19.5G 0 part /
├─sda3 8:3 0 1023M 0 part [SWAP]
└─sda4 8:4 0 1.8T 0 part
└─pve-data (dm-0) 253:0 0 1.8T 0 lvm /var/lib/vz

%lvs -a
LV VG Attr LSize Pool Origin Data% Move Log Copy% Convert
data pve -wi-ao--- 1.80t


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It seems you want to restore the Container to "/" there are only 19,5G available and its fully used. You should restore the Container to "/var/lib/vz" there you has 1,8T.

OT: You should Upgrade your Systems, its very very long ago i see this UI :D
I don't know if it's VM or CT
/VM/ it's full, everything become impossible (even delete a VM)
how increase the space in /VM/ without error ?
I don't know if it's VM or CT

All the machines on the screenshot you sent are OpenVZ Containers.

Try using another storage to do the restore. The storage you are showing ('VM') is full.

This version of Proxmox is EOL for a long while now. I strongly suggest you to upgrade.


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